Wednesday Bloody Wednesday

As you’re reading this, I’m turning in my two-week notice at my law office job. Well, maybe not at the exact time you’re reading this, but it’s happening today, that should be good enough.

Why am I leaving my job, you might be asking. Commendable question, really. Long story short, I’m unhappy with where I am right now, both personally and professionally. I need more out of life then the 8-5 job, followed by going home and either napping or surfing the internet. I occasionally break out my guitar, but sometimes I don’t feel good enough to do that (!!!).

I need a better work environment, and it’d be great to get better pay, too—a college degree should mean something (like, I have some loans I want to pay back, so you should pay me more, kthxbye).  Unfortunately, the work environment in my small town isn’t that great—no real advances available. Something I’ve realized the hard way—I need my friends. More than I realized. I have one hell of a support network, and I can’t have them long-distance anymore.

I’ve thought about this move for a while, but I let my family situation get in the way. I’ve written about this before (link to come). I moved home to save money, reconnect with friends who lived here, and spend time with my family.  I’ve been able save an okay amount, but most of the friends who were here aren’t here anymore. Bummer.

And, as much as I love my family, I’ve already learned how to make it on my own. Moving away doesn’t mean I’ll never come back—I’m only a three-hour drive away. But, while I’m young, and while I have this weird spirit about me that says I really can do anything, I need to figure out what that anything is. To do that, I have to be on my own, not in some situation that makes me part-adult, part-high-schooler.

So, I’m looking for a job in Lexington, working out a place to stay, and am hoping for the best. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?

Also, I’m sorry I didn’t do 20Sb Vlog Day. I’m thinking I may post one soon, provided I can figure out how to work my new camera’s video function, and successfully upload to “The Youtubes.”

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4 responses to “Wednesday Bloody Wednesday

  1. Hey you! Morning!
    I think change is always good, especially the one you’re going to have in your life…it takes a lot of guts to make the decision you made, so I admire you for that 🙂 Go Michael go! (isn’t it Thursday today???)

  2. It is definitely Thursday. While I admire your gunghoh attitude, my rational side questions your decision. It might be a horrible horrible idea to quit your job before you find a new one. It could be a long time before you find one in Lexington. The last thing you need is to become a hobo, although you already have the beard so I guess it would be an OK fallback :).

    But speaking as your friend you gotta do whats right for you. If your job and home life is bringing you down you need to get out.

    Don’t let things get you down too much, if you need anything holler. My extra bed is always open to you. And if you do become a hobo I’d suggest beggin’ on the corner of Main and Broadway, that’s where the rich people shop. 🙂

  3. Okay, okay, so I write posts a day early sometimes. Big deal, haha.

    I guess it was a bad Wednesday, the day I decided to quit my job. Maybe that’s what I was thinking. Or maybe I wasn’t thinking at all.

    Thanks for the tip, Hoh Daddy.

  4. Wow. It’s like you’re living my life, only a year behind me.

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